Joao Luiz Rezende
João was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and began his musical studies at age 11. He was trained in classical guitar by Henrique Pinto, and is as comfortably at home with the music of John Dowland as with the Brazilian rhythms from choro to baião. João’s performances easily integrate the genres of classical, Brazilian, and world music. He has graduate degrees from the Mannes College of Music in New York and from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with David Leisner.